The Centre for Early Childhood Development in collaboration with Cape Town Museum of Childhood, is celebrating Universal Children's Day with an event with young children from their Family Outreach Programme in Barcelona, Gugulethu and with a satellite event at two ECD centres in Westlake.
This year, the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) is celebrating Universal Children’s Day on 20 November with a group of 20 young children from their Family Outreach Programme, at their flagship project: the Cape Town Museum of Childhood in Rondebosch. The Museum is a first of its kind in Africa and although not yet open to the public, is the ideal location to host this special event, with child-friendly rooms such as their Activity Room, Story Room and outdoor play area, amongst other childhood-related exhibits.
On the day, the children will be provided with a fun day of activities including arts and crafts, performances, a tour of the Museum, and much more.
The group of children form part of the Centre for Early Childhood Development’s Family Outreach Programme. This programme aims to promote early learning and care within the home environment, targeting the most vulnerable families with young children who cannot attend an early childhood development (ECD) centre (or preschool). Caregivers recruited for this programme are often unemployed or have informal, inconsistent work, and are at home with their young child(ren). The programme provides these families with a package of support. Transport for the children has been sponsored by Cape Town Shuttle Services.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of children at the Museum is limited and therefore CECD will be extending the Universal Children’s Day celebrations to two ECD centres that they work with in Westlake. The young children at Mountainview Daycare and Jabulani Preschool will be surprised with a magic show from students from the College of Magic and provided with special party packs, courtesy of the Centre for Early Childhood Development.
“Universal Children’s Day is an important day on the Centre for Early Childhood Development’s calendar and each year we aim to celebrate with our country’s youngest citizens”, says CECD event organisers.
About The Cape Town Museum of Childhood
The Cape Town Museum of Childhood provides an institution for the heritage, documentation, memory, oral history, research, and interpretation of childhood. The Museum will house a national collection of childhood-related exhibitions.
The Centre for Early Childhood Development is a Non-Profit Organisation established in 1994, committed to putting young children first by ensuring quality care and education for our country’s young children. The centre works with communities enhancing skills and capacity using a developmental, sustainable, respectful and empowering approach. CECD envisions a country in which all children have access to quality early learning, the key to reversing the cycle of poverty.
For more information about CECD please visit: www.cecd.org.za